now that school has started again (and now that i’m once again in a school that makes me like my job such that i think i actually may survive!) it’s time to start up everything else again, too, i suppose. i haven’t really spun very much at all since i got back from brigadoon a month ago, not to mention working on any of my restoration projects. i’ve been so disheartened at the loss of bonnie’s hardware, but today jerseylightning has been doing a great job of encouraging me to keep up hope, and i discovered that i had only cleaned—and so only lost--one of the wheel pins, for reasons i can’t imagine,.but that leaves one that i can use as a pattern for a blacksmith to replace them, along with the little ram’s horn nuts to hold them in. when i go back to brigadoon in less than four months, now (!), i’ll see if maybe ron howard might be able to help me; he made the orifice hook on the right;maybe he will make me some hardware to go with the pin in the middle.
so today i filled up one bobbin of easily spun bfl, and put another application of stripper on bonnie. this is what she’s looking like now with the moa and maidens done, and a quadrant of the wheel begun on both sides.
mystery awaits. i thought after i finish the second bobbin of bfl, i’ll try plying them on mystery. i have yet to use her, myself.